USAID grant available to correct growth issues

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reported that new grants are available from the Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund.

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The Fund is a five-year, P960 million ($24 million) grant facility that provides opportunities for local civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Philippines to innovate and develop new solutions for many of the country’s development challenges.

The Phil-Am Fund is implemented by the Gerry Roxas Foundation with SyCip Gorres and Velayo Co. as its management advisory partner.

Launched in September 2013, the facility has awarded 12 grants to date. The grantees provide local solutions to address a range of issues in economic growth, biodiversity protection, combating human trafficking, strengthening basic education and fostering good governance.

“The Phil-Am Fund represents the commitment of the United States Government to support the fundamental role of civil society organizations in development,” said USAID Mission Director Gloria Steele.

The project supports the goals of the bilateral Partnership for Growth, a key initiative of the White House, to achieve broad-based, inclusive and resilient growth in the Philippines.

Non-state, private, for-profit and non-profit organizations may apply for grants under the Phil-Am Fund. Interested parties may visit the websites www.usaid-philamfund.org.ph or
www.gerryroxasfoundation.org to read the solicitation guidelines as well as the FAQs.

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